Super Paua and Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to present the world premiere of The Lonsdale Project, a film for ages 11+.
It’s the first annual lecture on the work of Kathleen Lonsdale, a Kildare-born crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, mother of three, and activist for penal reform, having served time in Holloway Prison. Professor O’Mahony and Professor Breathnach are both excited to share her achievements. But they have some very different ideas on how to do that… One a more traditional approach, one more… STEAM-y (think: props, costumes, and bad English accents). The Lonsdale Project is explores hexamethyl benzene, pacifism, and how we remember (or forget) the great scientists of times gone by.
Funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Science Foundation Ireland and developed with the support of Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, The Royal Institution, Technological University for Dublin, University College London and SciFest.
Running time circa 45 mins
The screening will be followed by an interactive question and answer session discussing the making of the film and answering the questions you’ve always had, or never knew you had, about x-ray crystallography.